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Cheaper Advance Tickets – latest travel dates to book today

Avanti West Coast
28th August
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Great Western Railway
30th August
South Western Railway
30th August
30th August
Chiltern Railways
2nd August
30th August
Northern Trains
9th August
Grand Central Railway
30th August
Greater Anglia
23rd August
West Midlands Trains
16th August
Hull Trains
30th August
East Midlands Railway
23rd August
30th August
30th August
Transport for Wales
19th July

Get your ticket to your mobile

Going to a station to collect your ticket from a ticket machine? That’s so old hat. Get your ticket sent straight to your mobile, on most routes. (You can still go to a ticket machine, if you prefer, of course!)

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June Timetable Change – What’s Happening?

Many changes will be made to rail services across the network as part of the June timetable change.

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What are Off-Peak train times?

Looking to know what Off-Peak train times are? They can be tricky to navigate. Here's our guide to what Off-Peak means and more.

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How do I get to the London Marathon 2024?

Looking for how to get to the London Marathon? Look no further. Our handy guide has you covered.

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Easter Engineering Works – what do I need to know?

Planning a trip this Bank Holiday? Take a look at our guide to Easter engineering works.

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What are Split Tickets?

Railsmartr now does split tickets! Here's our guide to saving a packet with them.

lner trains

A guide to LNER ‘Simpler Fares’

Fares to and from some LNER destinations are changing. Here's what you need to know.

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East Midlands Railway First Class: is it worth it?

Taking a trip in East Midlands Railway First Class? Here's our guide on what to expect.

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GWR First Class: Is it worth it?

Taking a trip in GWR First Class? Here's our guide on what to expect.

TPE train arrives at East Linton station

East Linton Station is open!

We paid a visit to the brand-new East Linton station.

Train delay screen

What is ‘A Short Notice Change to the Timetable’?

What is 'P-coding' and how does it affect your trip? We're here to explain.

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Getting to Luton Airport by train

What is the Luton Airport Express? Is it worth it? We're here to help.

anne hathaway's cottage - which can be visited on cheap days out by train

10 Day Trips for a Tenner – cheap days out by train

Looking for a day out that won't break the bank? Here are 10 day trips for less than a tenner.

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What is Project Oval?

Fares have changed in many parts of the South East. We're here to answer your questions.

Edinburgh Christmas Markets

Edinburgh Christmas Markets – our guide

Ready for festive fun in the Scottish Capital? Let's help you travel smarter.

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Manchester Christmas Markets – our guide

Fancy a festive trip to Manchester? Here's what you need to know.

gwr train which will operate more frequently from december timetable change

December Timetable Change – What’s Happening?

It's all change for some routes from December 10th. Here's our guide to what's going on.

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Cheap Train Tickets – Money-saving alternatives for your next trip

Looking for a cheaper train ticket? Here are some alternatives for your next trip.

Is there an unreserved coach on my train?

No reserved seat? Don't be left standing. Here's our guide to finding an unreserved one.

Can I upgrade to First Class on the train?

Looking for luxury on a whim? Here's our guide to upgrading to First Class on the train.

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What’s the least reliable train operator?

Who's the safest bet for a rail trip? Let's cut through the jargon and find out.

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What’s the best train for luggage?

Don't let luggage weigh you down. Here's our comparison of which trains are best for travelling less than light.

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What’s the best train from London to Birmingham?

There's plenty of choice when it comes to London to Birmingham trains. But which is best for you?

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Rail travel myths: Debunked!

Let us debunk some of the most common myths about rail travel to help you travel smarter.

Heathrow Airport

What’s the best train to Heathrow Airport?

Jetting off on holiday? Here's our guide to the best train for you.

Avanti Standard Premium vs First Class

Wondering which upgrade is best for you on Avanti West Coast? Let us do the legwork.


Day trip to Liverpool

Fancy a day trip to Liverpool? Take a look at what you can't miss.

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What’s the best train from Leeds to Manchester?

Wondering which train to take from Leeds to Manchester? Weigh up your options with us.

10 advantages of travelling by train

We've got plenty of reasons for you to take to the rails on your next trip.

Sheffield station pub

What are the cheapest railway station pints?

Fancy a drink that doesn't break the bank? We've done the legwork for you.

Avanti vs LNER First Class – which is better?

Looking for some luxury? Here's our guide to where your money is best spent.

How to travel in First Class for free

How about some luxury at no extra cost? Here's how to use First Class for free.

Our Top Five Beaches to Visit by Train

Looking for a dose of sand and sea? Look no further with our top picks.

10 best day trips from Newcastle by train

There's so much to see and do just a stone's throw from Newcastle.

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Five Easy Day Trips from Leeds by Train

Looking for some day trip inspiration from Leeds? Look no further.

Five Great Day Trips from Edinburgh by Train

Looking for some day trip inspiration from Edinburgh? Look no further.

lner vs lumo

LNER or Lumo? Big brand vs budget

Here's our guide to long-standing LNER and low-cost newcomers Lumo. Above all - which is best?

Family Train Trips: Our guide to taking the kids on the train

Family train trips can be as daunting as they are exciting. Here's our guide to having a stress-free adventure with the kids.

Tips for first-time train travel

Not sure where to start with train travel? Need help booking your ticket? We've got you covered.

Cheap First Class train tickets – Our Top Tips

Looking for luxury on a budget? Look no further with these tips.

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Great Easter Day Trips by Train

Looking for some Easter day trips by train? We've got some egg-cellent suggestions for you and your family.